Football’s a funny old game...



Before I had the stroke i was a very keen photographer but that’s all changed now. I’m not very happy about it, but what can you do?
I quite like this photo here, but I took loads more and i’m not really sure which one i prefer to show you because i took some good photographs, some not so good, and some which just made me hold my head in head in my hands in shame. The main thing is that, for many years, i became a fervent supporter of the team in yellow. The team won a total of three promotions while i was taking pictures of them. It was very unprecedented for any set of players to have the success that they had. They won every week and nobody could seem to stop them. It was very enjoyable to watch, though.

The guy wearing the brown tee shirt was the manager of the team which, unfortunately, doesn’t exist anymore. The success they achieved is down to this man and the influence that he exerted on them. Two of his sons played for the team and they were superstars at what they did, which was to score goals.
The guy wearing the yellow shirt, and in the background of the picture, is Luke. He was the best player in the team and went on to play for Hinckley United. A few of us, who knew how good a player Luke was, kept telling the Hinckley manager until he came down and saw Luke for himself. It caused quite a stir to see him on the sidelines.

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  1. A great action shot, Terry! I imagine it would be quite exciting to see a big name coming to see your player.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. It was very exciting. He signed for them and really became well-known. He was too good for us.

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  2. The team may not exist anymore, but your wonderful photo does. :)

    And your stories set around the team still remain, too.

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    1. It was a memorable time, Lee. They were losing 1-3 and won 5-3. It was an amazing victory.

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  3. Those soccer players look so intense. You captured it very well. I watched a bit of soccer games when my youngest daughter played. It was a rough game and they played in all kind of weather, rainy cold and even snowy. They would be covered in mud, the poor girls. One of my daughter's teammate would cheer their team by saying "Their ass is grass and we're the lawnmower" lol
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Hi Julia, all sports can excite you. When it does, it’s like a drug. It takes over your life. Great days.

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  4. What a great shot! You have frozen this moment and it'll live on forever.

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